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cecil taylor - derek bailey duo @ tonic 5/3/00

as if he were playing the musicon his skin




hair tangledwire




case made orange in blackorbit of choices




sympathetic cordrediculousin conjunction with dynamic




snap the


way wrists refuse to bend


as if my ears were the changesaddressed






don’t make up what’s right in front of youhotmustard


salad


BITTER chorus’souredcandybroken


heart


not yet thru the sketches& the scribe’s already in myBLOOD




feet of buzzards waiting in head


pounding eyes


sayingCometoMecomeTOmE(wish i had


a camera




that could make people real)




tripping overorganic step


having less choice than will/string allowsincarnate


rootedinbulb


keep “I” out of


rational choices


because museums allow such a thing




as if played the mass


your pockets full o’ theories


the basic combination of movements


the eventual ride home


sealed wallsunhinged




if i never saw that face again


i would blessit take the juice away(improvise within


the vocabulary


& fleece the sadly rumorof


the particular language


but the time for invention is never gone


you are speaking)


& thrives it like an old tongue


thru an intricate series of bailed canals




it’s a basin in herea self-createdcistern ofdark


wasL ightonce


a bowl of delectable condiments


even now with temperaments awash & the whole meal sampled


for FREE.